Nouvelle Revue Française

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Nouvelle Revue Française  
NRF Numéro 1 Février 1909.jpg
Discipline Literature
Language French
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0029-4802
OCLC no. 1716860

La Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF, or The New French Review in English) is a literary magazine based in France.

History and profile[edit]

The magazine was founded in 1909 by a group of intellectuals including André Gide, Jacques Copeau, and Jean Schlumberger.[1] In 1911, Gaston Gallimard became editor of the revue, which led to the founding of the publishing house, Éditions Gallimard. During World War I its publication stopped.[2] The magazine was relaunched in 1919.[2]

Established writers such as Paul Bourget and Anatole France contributed to the magazine from its early days. The magazine's influence grew until, during the interwar period, it became the leading literary journal, occupying a unique role in French culture. The first published works by André Malraux and Jean-Paul Sartre were in the pages of the Revue.

After liberation the magazine was banned for collaborationism, but reopened in 1953 (initially with a "new" title: La Nouvelle Nouvelle Revue Française).[2] The Revue was a monthly for many years, but is currently a quarterly.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ La Nouvelle Revue française (NRF) Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Peter Brooker; Sascha Bru; Andrew Thacker; Christian Weikop (21 February 2013). The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Europe 1880 - 1940. Oxford University Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-19-965958-6. 

Anna-Louise Milne, The Extreme In-Between: Jean Paulhan's Place in the Twentieth Century (Oxford: Legenda, 2006)

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